Our spelling worksheets are in levels by grade on ad-free PDFs.
All of our worksheets offer practice and these offer practice of the correct spelling of words.
Oh, how I know the agony of a child finishing his spelling homework, only to find that he has copied the wrong words or the wrong spellings!
How can you prevent that?!
You can use these worksheets to print the grade level spelling words that have space for your students to practice copying the right spelling words three times.
This way your kids can copy the the correct spelling of words with easy confidence and you can rest a little easier at homework time.
Go to the following pages for the level you want.
Each level has
Find the spelling words lists and worksheets for each grade on their main pages:
Printable worksheets are such a huge relief!
How much screen time can today's kids take?
It is very helpful to print your worksheets so the kids have the kinesthetics of writing.
Any time that they are physically doing what they are learning, they learn better than simply watching a demonstration.
Some kids "get it" quickly, some need practice, and others need the tactile sensation of writing their words to remember how to spell them.
That being said, it's also fun to type on these spelling worksheets.
They're interactive digital downloads so your children can finish their assignments using the keyboard. It can make great QWERTY practice.
This can also save you time, paper, and ink and therefore money. It's great when you're out of paper or ink.
If you're looking for actual typing practice ideas go here.
Teaching spelling requires first learning the alphabet and its sounds as well as how to write the letters.
If you teach the sound that the letter makes while he is learning to write it, he'll recognize it for reading much sooner.
Another idea is to teach the lower case letters first as they are what comprise most of what we read.
Teach the capital or upper case letters when they're needed, one or two at a time.
After that, any spelling word list can improve a child's spelling if they have time for practice.
Practice makes perfect!
Make certain that your students know the basic phonics sounds first. Then they can practice those words on our short vowel sounds worksheets and our blended phonics worksheets.
You can offer more practice for the sounds that you are teaching. Several of these worksheets are several pages long so you have fresh material through the week.
Spelling rules tell when sounds will be different and which sounds go with which letter combinations.
Sometimes choosing a higher level is more intriguing to children and challenges students.
Many times I've found students who didn't "get it" with reading until they had had to work through longer words.
Longer words are the first time that some children understand that they can usually figure the word bit by bit - a most necessary skill for higher level reading.
Actually, and in a lot of cases, long words can be easier to read and to spell as they often use the short vowel sounds.
Almost any child who knows the basics can learn any spelling words with sufficient practice. I like to teach, "Say it! Write it! Repeat it!"
I like to have my students say the word, spell it, say it again as is the protocol with spelling bee words; yet for practice, repeat three times.
Young students need someone to model this with them so that they can form the habit.
So many programs skip the element of practicing school work till the skill is easy to use. Use our spelling worksheets for extra practice. For one thing, you can print and reprint. :-)
An easy way to increase the level of your students' spelling skills is to teach the prefixes and suffixes that are most commonly used.
Once a student understands the spelling and definition of the prefixes and suffixes he can build words from the words he already knows!
Knowing what the prefix or suffix means can increase reading comprehension, too.
Another old timer said that a way to learn the correct spelling of words is to keep a personal spelling notebook of the misspellings in daily writing.
This way a student can review only the troublesome words from his own spelling word lists.
An excellent idea is to create your own spelling worksheets by writing the right word in the top space on our blank spelling worksheets on our different levels of printable writing paper.
This way the word is spelled right for your student to copy three times for practice. Be encouraged to use your own lined writing paper, too. Folding the paper in half or thirds makes easy columns.
Personally, I keep notes while my own children are reading.
I make a list of the words that they have trouble reading or have to sound out. I make a handwritten list of those same few words as they me write them and as they hear me sound out the spellings.
I then have him copy those same words three times each while saying them out loud.
Once they read the selection again, it is so much easier to read. I love to see their successes.
An incentive here is to let them know at the beginning that the fewer words they have to decode, the fewer words they have to write and practice!
Somehow it's a nice motivator. :-)
Teaching writing to young students is much easier when there is an example of the words before the them.
It's important to have the correct spelling and a correct formation whether you're using manuscript or cursive writing.
It is so important to voice the sounds of the letters, that's what the word phonics means, sounds.
Much of "how to spell well" depends on good pronunciation and practice sounding the words well. You can also teach them to "think to spell" re-pronouncing a word the way the phonics rules are.
Spelling can help a child read new and unfamiliar words if he knows how to sound the letters. Short vowel sounds are nearly two-thirds the "work" in teaching reading or learning to read. When you don't know, try the first sound, the short vowel sound.
Sometimes it takes time to "babysit" a child practicing his spelling words. Our worksheets can reduce your time and improve your child's ability to copy the right words well.
If you've sat with children who are getting their first words written, so that you can then leave to let them finish, you can skip this step.
Review the words with them, so you know that they know what they're writing and saying and you can let them finish on their own.
We offer tracing the correct spelling of words for
Remember to be encouraged to try a higher level if your students are bored. They might like working on new words and rise to the challenge!
Phonics lessons and vocabulary lessons are great opportunities to learn spelling!
All of these Spelling worksheets offer practice words for Spelling practice with different levels of increasing difficulty.
Each word is offered with space to copy the Spelling words three times each.
Print and reprint as often as your students need practice worksheets.
Contains 672 pages of printable Spelling Worksheets: Manuscript and Cursive Writing